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A Few Facts
He wore five-pound shackles on his ankles every day for four years.
This was in the prison camp in Omsk where he was serving out a sentence of hard labor after being convicted of sedition for being part of a revolutionary cell dedicated to the liberation of the serfs and freedom of the press.
For the seven months following his arrest, he’d been kept in solitary confinement in the Peter and Paul Fortress on the Neva, his cell window smeared with an oily paste to prevent any daylight from seeping through.
Function: adjective. Definition: extremely large or huge. Word History: ginormous and humongous. Example Sentence: That is a gimungous pizza.
Definition: To describe something really really big
Word History: This word was created when some girls couldn't think of a word that was big enough to desrcibe something that was really really big.